It’s fall, even the weather in Nashville has acknowledged it. That means fall makeup. Yay! One of my favourite times of year full of dark, bold lips. It’s no secret that I when it comes to lips, I love Ilia Beauty lipsticks. So, I wanted to focus on one of the brand’s perfect shades for fall: the lipstick in Ink Pot.


I’ve talked about the texture and performance of Ilia Lipsticks A LOT, so be sure to check out past posts for more info. In general they are dry in texture, and I like to combine them with lip balm as a base to keep my lips better hydrated. They’re pretty matte, and the wear-time isn’t super long. They smell a bit like vanilla, but it isn’t overpowering.

The colour of Ink Pot looks pretty dark in the tube — the picture below is the most true to life. But, it isn’t as vampy once applied. It’s a deep plummy purple that won’t make you look dead or goth. It strikes the perfect chord between not being too light or too dark.


Purple is a great shade to brighten up the complexion, and it really accentuates my green eyes. I think this lipstick could benefit from being paired with a lip liner to enhance its definition, but it isn’t a requirement. It’s easy to build up the opacity of Ink Pot from a light wash of colour to a bold makeup statement. I also think it pairs well with a lot of different makeup looks. It can complement a dark, smoky eye or a daytime look. I think you could pull off this shade at the office if you limited its intensity to a lighter wash of colour. It will make your look pop! I’m wearing it with minimal makeup below on my Instagram.


You can pick up this perfect fall shade from the Detox Market or other online, green beauty retailers! Have you tried Ink Pot? What do you think?